Most Popular TV Series Released 1947-01-01 to 1947-12-31
1. The Howdy Doody Show (1947–1960)
30 min | Family
A variety show hosted by the famous puppet Howdy Doody and his ventriloquist. This show was aired in front of the famous peanut gallery on the early days of American Television.
5. Stump the Stars (1947– )
30 min | Game-Show
Television's first treatment of "Charades" as played by Hollywood celebrities. The giveaway was the use of gestures that defined "film", "TV show", "book" or "song" as well as "small word (... See full summary »
6. Mary Kay and Johnny (1947–1950)
30 min | Comedy
In a pattern that many domestic sitcoms would follow over the next 15 years, the plotlines followed the exploits of zany Mary Kay. Her husband, Johnny, was a sane, sensible banker who had ... See full summary »
13. Musical Merry-Go-Round (1947–1949)
30 min | Music
Under the title Disc Magic, Kilty played records and sometimes introduced live musical acts. In October, 1947, under the title Musical Merry-Go-Round, the series became all ... See full summary »
15. Author Meets the Critics (1947–1954)
30 min | Family, Talk-Show
A panel show in which two critics debated a recently-published book; one critic would assail it, the other would praise it. Later in the program, the author would be given the chance to ... See full summary »
21. Americana (1947–1949)
30 min | Family, Game-Show
Sponsored by the makers of the Encyclopedia Americana, this quiz show featured questions on obscure bits of American folklore and history that had been sent in by home viewers. Originally, ... See full summary »
24. Memory Lane (1947–1951)
"Memory Lane" was a lighthearted nostalgic live broadcast where "Television's Singing Troubadour," Jimmie Jackson, took his audience on a "musical stroll down Memory Lane." The show also ... See full summary »
38. Sports Names to Remember (1947–1948)
5 min | Sport
This early television program, broadcast in the minutes before boxing and wrestling telecasts on New York City station WABD, was a program about sports figures.
45. Viewers' Viewpoint (1947–1948)
30 min | Talk-Show
A series of discussions on television programmes.
46. Know Your New York (1947– )
15 min | Game-Show
Contestants were phoned, and were asked to identify historic buildings and landmarks in New York. Correct answers resulted in the contestant getting $5 and a turkey (at least during an episode broadcast on 20 November 1947).
49. Melody Bar Ranch (1947– )
30 min | Music
A program of western music.